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ARMORED CONCRETE 



''The Closest Approach to Eternal Construction 



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Now available to architects 
and engineers from coast to 
coast. Consult nearest office for 
information and quotations. 



THE AMERICAN BRAKE SHOE AND FOUNDRY COMPANY 



NEW YORK 
BALTIMORE 
LOS ANGELES 
HOUSTON 



OFFICES AND WORKS: 



CHICAGO 



WASHINGTON 
BUFFALO 
CLEVELAND 
PORTSMOUTH, VA 



MINNEAPOLIS 
CINCINNATI 

TOLEDO 
PITTSBURGH 
BOSTON (Norwood) MASS 



SAN FRANCISCO 

KANSAS CITY 

DENVER 
CHATTANOOGA 



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ARMORED CONCRETE CORPORATION 

Licensor 






ARMORED CONCRETE 



A Revolutionary Construction 




HE architect and the engineer have long 



performance, applications of ARMORED 



sought an enduring construction for parts CONCRETE were confined almost exclusively 

of structures subject to heavy impact and severe to the New York area for a period of ten years, 

jbrasion. Neither concrete alone, nor concrete Points were selected, such as the Holland 

in any metallic combination heretofore avail- Tunnel, where this revolutionary construction 

able, successfully resists these two destructive would be subjected to the most severe condi- 

forces. Nor does any kind of stone solve this tions of impact and abrasion. These points 



problem under modern traffic conditions. 

Ten years ago, Robert E. Moore, an experi- 
enced engineer, conceived the idea of a revo- 
lutionary construction principle that would 
combine the resistance characteristics of two 
well-known construction materials — concrete 
and cast iron. The result was ARMORED 
CONCRETE, pictured and described on the 



were closely watched over a period of years. 



ARMORED 



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trial, it is ready for general use. 



Now 



A 'National Service 



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OW, for the first time, this construction 
is available to architects and construc- 
fol lowing pages. It was a concept so basic t j on interests from coast to coast. Through a 
that United States patents were granted. 



What Is Armored Concrete? 



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license relationship between the Armored Con- 
crete Corporation, of Newark, New Jersey, 
and The American Brake Shoe & Foundry 
RMORED CONCRETE is concrete armor- Company, with fifteen strategically located 
ed with gray cast iron. The armor of plants, architects and engineers in any section 

cast iron is bonded to the concrete in such a of the country may now specify ARMORED 

way that no part of it can vibrate in the slight- CONCRETE. 

est degree. Consequently there can be no frac- Ten years of practical experience with the 

ture of the cast iron. And since cast iron is product and its possibilities is at the disposal 

incompressible no impact is transmitted into 

the concrete. 



e no impact is transmitted into of the architect or engineer desiring to take 

advantage of this construction. Equally impor- 

Because it can be cast into the most com- tant in using cast iron in construction work, 

plex curves, form work is entirely eliminated; he will be dealing with a nationally known 

j\u\ because cast iron has the same coefficient company with half a century of experience. He 

of expansion as the concrete itself, ARMORED will be assured of dependable castings, and 

CONCRETE is the ideal type of construction will have the benefit of complete engineer- 

for surfaces subject to impact, abrasion, corro- ing service. Furthermore, he will be able to 

sion and variations of temperature or moisture. figure costs with assurance. 



Inasmuch as the only positive test of a new 



Consultation is invited. Estimates will be 



tvpe of construction is the double test of time prepared without obligation. 



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HEAVY TRAFFIC CORNERS, NEWARK, N. J. 




The Bamberger f. r with an older style of metal veneer. Unable 
t0 {avt the cona from the heavy impact. 





















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Bamberger corner, Market 
and Halsey Streets, Newark. 
N. /. One of America s heat ) 
traffic comers. 



The same i rner protected with ARMORED CONCRETE, tn 
perl, J condition after nx years of sen ice. An unusually severe 
test hi tun very tbarp comer, with thin shelf of concrete. 



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rhese unretoud d photo 

iphs tell the story of 

vRMORED CONCRET1 S 
solution to peculiarly ditfi- 
cuh corner problems. 





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The Prudential corner with heavy stone curbing, badly 
imaged from heat) impact and abrasion. 




Prudential Build. ■ c- U xshington 
and Bank Si Another heat) traffic 

rnti in busy Neu ark. 



The same comer protect with ARMORED CONCRETE, aft, 
three tears of sen ire. Note perfect condition of both the ca\t 

iron armor and the concrete. 



Gi a Andres Engineer in Ourgi Highwa Newark, N I 



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ARMORED CONCRETE 



An Impact and Abrasion Resistant Construction 



ARMORED CONCRETE has been well Separately, either concrete or cast iron fail 
L described as "the closest approach to under impact. Together as a composite 
eternal construction." It is a unitary composite structure, ARMORED CONCRETE is so de- 
structure of gray cast iron and concrete. The signed that impacts aie absorbed without 
concrete is armored on the vertical exposed injury to either the cast iron armor or the 
surface bv the gray iron component. concrete. 



Characteristics 











IMPACT RESISTANCE 

ARMORED CONCRETE is the only known structure that resists impacts perfectly. 

ABRASION RESISTANCE 

All surfaces subject to abrasion are protected by the cast iron component. The perform- 
ance of cast iron under abrasion is well known to architects and engineers. 

CORROSION RESISTANCE 

Of all the ferrous metals cast iron, even unpamted, corrodes the least. W ith ARMORED 
CONCRETE corrosion is no problem. 

VARIATION OF TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE CONTENT 

The coefficients of expansion of cast iron and concrete are identical Because of this for- 
tunate fact, ARMORED CONCRETE is not affected in the least by temperature or 
moisture variations. 

FIRE RESISTANCE 

The cast iron component of ARMORED CONCRETE is not affected by fire. 

ELIMINATION OF FORMS 

Due to the low center of gravity and weight, exterior forms are eliminated. This greatly 
simplifies construction and reduces costs. 

MAINTENANCE 

With ARMORED CONCRETE maintenance costs are nil. 

APPEARANCE 

ARMORED CONCRETE is exceptionally pleasing in appearance, the cast iron compon- 
ent being hardly detectable. 




tbstood the most severe tests of actiu 
f notable installations will be found 

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HEN the Holland Tunnel was opened for 



ARMORED CONCRETE 

stalled in December, 1933. After 14 months of ser- 



WHEN the Ho and Tunnel was opened ior >i*i^ m ~*.™«~~, \ \ -,,- . , «_i 

tram, stone was installed for curbs through- vice, during which nearly three """^P"^ 

, . . ... ... u • .. t u„ u.o* m .^r,^l i-hese ooints. Tunnel Engineers reported that there 



out lie tubes, as being the best material 
available. At certain points of severe impact and 
abrasion, notably at entrance and exit curbs of truck 
sides of tunnel, abrasion of 2l/ 2 inches was measured 

in rive ye. ■>. 

At these points ARMORED CONCRETE was in- 



these points, Tunnel Engineers reported that there 
was no measurable abrasion. Nor were there any 

fractures. 

Working drawing on opposite page shows Lane 
Guides, Islands, etc., installed March, 1935, at en- 
trances to Holland Tunnel, New Jersey side. 




Origin A I cur b 
replaced with 
ARMORED 
CONCRETE be- 
ru ten arrows. 



Effective applua- 
tion of ARM- 
ORED 
CRETE. 

in a r k e r 



CON- 

Traffic 
across 



pat neat at Tun- 
nel exit, New 
York side. 





Toll B Pprot >ng Tunnel, Nt Jersey sidt 

>u curbing of ARMORED CONCRETE 
A se re test of this rt Jutionar) construction. 




Curb at Tunnel entrance, Neu Jersey side. Arrow 
pomts to juncture of ARMORED CONCRETE 

(left ) and stone curbing. 



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NEWARK, N. J 




P, ylvania Railroad Station. Newark, N. J., in course of construction. McKim, Mi I & 11 'hite, Architects 




Shotting ARMORED CONCRETE Trench Frames and 
Gratings, Curb, and Colnnni Guards be\ e pouring 
concrete. Detailed drawings on opposite page. 




i olumn Cj/s a et, \ for i mcrete to be poured. 

Noli the anchor < at the bends and joints. 







Cast Don ponent at Bus I ulmg Platform, set / 

place and read) for concrete to be poured. 









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ARMORED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION 

SOUTH PLAZA-RRR CO. STATION NEWARK N. J 

MC Kl*/1, MEAD & WHITE- ARCHITECTS 



QLUMN-: 



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SECTION THRU. C-C 



000*00 



OPENINGS \\ t 



BUS SPACE 



PLAN VIEW 
TRENCH. FRAMES A GRATIN 






ARMORED CONCRETE 

CURB. 



INSTALLATION GUIDE 



SET EACH PAIR OF FRAMES WITH 
ASSOCIATED GRATING IK PLANE AS 
A UNIT CEMENT AT ANCHORS, ALLOWING 
CEMENT TO SET 24 HOURS. TEST FOR 
PERFECT PLANE AND FIT BEFORE 
POURING CONCRETE FINISH. 



ARMORED CONCRETE 
COLUMN GUARD 



TRENCH FRAME 

AND GRATINGS 



COLUMN 



BUS SPACE 



TRENCH 



OPENING 



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SECTION THRU A-A 



FRAMES * GRATINGS-SEAT MILLED 



ARMORED CONCRETE 
5 IDE WALK 



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INITIAL SET 




EXPANSION JOINT 




TRENCH WALL 




SECTION THRU, B-B 



TME COMPOSITE CAST IRON AND CONCRETE 
I STRUCTURE ARE BOTH PROTECTED BY 
U.S. LETTERS PATENT NO 1789029 



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City of Mount Vernon, Neu York, wi re mort than 
W feet of AE WORliD COSCRETE was tailed 
• / 2. Integral sidewalk with I e par ate curb. 



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Representativ 



ARMOREr 




Detail of Integral Suit walk and Curb, at 
Catch Basin, Mount Vernon, New York. 



fll , i Boi Farm Pi ducts < >n , ty t Neu 

) City. Entrant dm 1 1 g con d 

: n D >r U II hi . Gi d ARMORED 
ONt RETE 




U t i Emm. Neu \ > AR MO RED < ONC RETl 

barb can m I s Milh ) A | R< 

tion Pi ■ a ' c i rd a /a 



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Installations of 



CONCRETE 




AU MLORED CONCRETE Ramp and 
( urbing, in Port of New York Authority 
Buildii - Note complex curve. 




Port of New York Authority, Ink I Terminal No. i. 
In //'/i building, the i ( ed/fici n Manhattan Island, 
will hi found looo feet of ARMORED CONCRETl 




Bank Street side. L. Bamberger Build in. Sen ark, 

N. /. Thawing ARMORED CONCRETE Curbing, 

after lix years of service. Note perfect plane of 

ilk Imagine the abrasion this trbing suffers. 



(Below) ARMORED CON( KITE Loading I 

form, Neu ) rk Central 1 rds, Neu ) ri Cit) 



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ARMORED CONCRETE INSTALLATIONS 



OWNER 



PROJECT 



LOCATION 



ARCHITECT OR 
ENGINEER 



Port of New York Authority 



Holland Tunnel 



New York City 



Owners 



Port of N York Authority 



Inland Terminal 



New York City 



Owners 



U. S. Government 



U. S. Military Academy 



West Point, N. Y 



Owners 



.nnsylvani i R. R. 



N. Y. Central R.R. Co 



Station 



t. John's Park Terminal 



Newark, N. J. 

New York ( ity 



McKnn. Mead & White 



Owners 



\ Y Central R. R. Co 



Platforms at Grand 
Central Terminal 



New York Gty 



( hvners 



N. Y. Central R R. Co 



Railroad Loading Platform 



New York City 



Owners 



New York Dock Dept. 



Piers 88-90-92, 
North River 



New York City 



Owners 



Pennsylvania R. K 



Western Electric Co 



Pier 1 



Industrial Plant 



Jersey City, N. J 



Kearny, N. J. 



( )w ners 



( ).\ rurs 



ral Electr Co 



Industrial Plant 



New ark, N. 1 



1 twnei 



hetticld Earms Co. 



Milk Depots 



Metropolitan New York 



Stohldricr & 7 idM 

and others 



Hordcn s Farm i luces Co.. Inc. Milk Depots 



Metropolitan New Vor 



Owners 



Prudential Insurance Co. 



Mil Huildin 



\ vjrk, \. J. 



Owners 



I mbcr^cr&Co. 



Dept. ore- 



Newark. N. J. 



larvis Hum 






; Newark N I 



An School 



Newark, N. J. 



Guilbcn <\ Hctellc 



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Barring Higl >clv 



Newark, N.J. 



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I wing, N. J. 



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Wilmii on. Dei 

L raph Muln »ph ' 



[arj Willi.. school 



Indust? i Plan 



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Wilmington. Del. 
( le\eland < )\no 



d nil ^ Hi telle 



Ernest M ( rtorm \. 



I loriman Beven 



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Bit _ry 



Warehouse 



Newark \ J. 
s York t 



[X l & K 



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It. \ N. ^ 



!< I ^bing 



It Vernon N V 



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knukcrbokcr I e 



Station 



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'wners 



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urbin^: 



\ a nous Streets 



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